When it comes to safeguard your home from potential natural calamities like rain, wind, hail, snow, ice, fire and extreme heat, taking proper care of your roof is simply inevitable.

The most effective way to avoid roof-related issues and make it weather resistant is regular, thorough care and protective maintenance. Proper and preventive maintenance ensures prolonged life of the roof and in many cases, allows for ‘repair’ rather than ‘replacement’ if any problem arises. How soon inspections for the scheduled maintenance will be done depends on a number of factors like age of the roof, foot traffic, recent weather event and any condition recognized during prior inspection. Usually, an inspection every six months is effective enough to ensure the condition of the roof.

Here are some important points to note:

  • Every inspection should develop a repair plan for the issues that demonstrate signs of problems mentioned above.

  • The inspection must look for signs of previous leakage or other issues to make sure your former repairing works have stayed intact.

  • After any severe calamity, an inspection of the roof for potential damage is a must. Even if it survived the calamity, it might have weakened or damaged enough to fail during next natural calamity or the one after that.

  • You must call your insurer to inspect the roof after a hail incident with hail stones bigger than ¾ inch, even if there is no visible damage.

  • Removal of loose objects and accumulated debris is essential. The roof should be cleaned. Leaves and other materials, which have tendency to hold moisture, must be removed. Otherwise, they can accelerate deterioration of roofing materials. In dry areas, keeping roof clear from dry leaves or debris lowers the risk of wildfire igniting the roof.

  • Keep trees in surrounding areas trimmed as it prevents the branches from rubbing against the roof and leaves from gathering on the roof and clogging the gutters and drains.

  • If you reside in a hurricane prone locality, it must be checked regularly to see if the gutters and the gutter straps are designed to resist uplift. Proper roofing in Orlando FL is essential even though it is not hurricane-prone like other parts of the state.

  • Inspect all the vents and equipments regularly to ensure that they are sealed well. And if there is any gap, seal it promptly with flashing cement. However, you may require performing a replacement in case the metal flashing is deteriorated badly. Replacement is also required if the vents wiggle back and forth.

  • Being a resident of Atlanta, call a professional roofer in Atlanta GA, if you’re concerned about the roof condition even after a routine maintenance. The roofer can help you determine the actual condition of the roof, evaluate remaining life, help you make a proper maintenance plan and jot down additional steps in order to protect the roof.

A well-maintained roof is simply compulsory for protection of your building. Regular maintenance can result in huge savings if compared to the cost of damage from unnoticed leak or a terrible roof failure.

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